Operation: Military Kids is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.
Sesame Street Workshop has a wonderful multimedia outreach program designed to assist military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5. Talk, Listen, Connect provides resources and emotional support for children experiencing deployment, homecoming, or changes. Videos and printable materials are available on the website or through your FRG leader.
Our Military Kids provides support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring.
ZERO TO THREE works to increase awareness and collaboration throughout the military community so parents and professionals can more effectively care for very young children and their families. Click here for an online version of the brochure, Deployment: Keeping Relationships Strong. Brochures are also available on homecomings, dealing with stress, and other military family issues.
The United Through Reading® Military Program has deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.
Operation Special Delivery provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners will be deployed at the time that they are due to give birth. *(Please feel free to contact your frg leader if you are in need of any support or advise during a pregnancy. Amy has many hours of training and has attended several births as a doula.)
Scholarships through Fisher House Foundation specifically for military families.
Surviving Deployment is a great site I found with lots of printable pages for children, suggestions for books, and other resources to get through deployment.
Military Family Books is an online store selling books specifically for military families at a decent price. Good resources for deployment cycle.
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, is a book brought to my attention at a MCEC conference on the educational needs of National Guard Children. The website, Fostering Resilience, looks like a fantastic tool with a lot of information from the author.
As a Military Family you are able to receive FREE tutoring for your child through tutor.com.
*The following links are for parents to use to educate their child's teachers, school counselors, principals, coaches, etc. With the amount of time our children spend with their educators, they must understand the unique needs of a Military Child.
The Educators Guide to the Military Child during Deployment is a resource you can print and share with your child's teacher. It goes over deployment cycle and emotions to look out for when a child has a deployed parent.